I believe that having perseverance is the cornerstone of the Crossing Educational Center experience. Without it, there is no way we can achieve what we set out to do. We are focused on graduating our students and preparing them for a successful college experience. We are determined to show them the way by positively changing the way they think and teaching them to guard their hearts through God. Ashley is a beneficiary of this mission. Three years ago, Ashley was a porcupine in a balloon factory. Engaging her on any level was a delicate process. She was hard-hearted and volatile. She bore her pain like an ox bears his yoke. She had been hurt, abused, and misguided. It seemed like there was a flashing neon light hovering over her head with the words.